Category Archives: Little Learning Warriors

13 Mar

Tasty Way to Learn about DNA

The Little Learning Warriors build DNA strands out of candy!  With help from the high school Tech Warriors, the elementary students were guided through building their DNA strands out of marshmallows, twizzlers, and toothpicks while learning that DNA is responsible ...

27 Feb

Reading Celebration Days

Little Learning Warriors from Arlington Elementary visited the Carnegie Library in Knoxville for Neighborhood Learning Alliance’s Reading Celebration Day, with guidance from the Reading & Tech Warriors.  Planned and coordinated by Sasha Stankovic, NLA’s Warrior Program Coordinator, Reading Celebration Days ...

13 Dec

Parents Join Students for STEM & Literacy Appreciation

Morrow and Woolslair elementary schools each held a STEM & literacy appreciation night, inviting parents to come and experience some of the activities their children, the Little Learning Warriors, have participated in during their afterschool program.  The activities were set ...

06 Dec

Leaf Identification Collages

At Arlington and Woolslair Elementary, the Little Learning Warriors explored their natural surroundings and made leaf rubbings to examine the structure of leaves.  With the help of the Tech Warriors, the students identified different trees and created a collage of ...

21 Nov

Morrow Celebrates Recycling at the Local Library

The Little Learning Warriors go on regular themed trips to the local Carnegie Libraries; this was Morrow Elementary’s first Library Celebration back in October, which took place at the Woods Run library.  The celebration was for Halloween and had the ...

14 Nov

Lights On Afterschool

Neighborhood Learning Alliance and Bloomfield Garfield Corporation hosted Lights On Afterschool event at Pittsburgh Arsenal. Our event was part of an Allegheny County-wide effort hosted by APOST to showcase, advocate for, and celebrate the importance of afterschool programs for youth. ...

26 Oct

Balloon Blow-Up

The Little Learning Warriors at Arlington Elementary took part in a STEM lesson, observing the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar by using the reaction to blow up a balloon. The students were lead in a discussion about what ...

28 Sep

Oobleck: Exploring States of Matter

Tech Warriors joined the Little Learning Warriors in a lesson about the states of matter — specifically liquids and solids, and how they behave in various conditions. Much of their lesson focused on exploring the definition of Non-Newtonian fluids, which ...

07 Jun

Remake Learning Days 2017

Our afterschool students recently participated in Remake Learning Days: a 12-day celebration of activities and events showcasing everything that makes the Pittsburgh region a recognized national leader in innovative teaching and learning.  According to the program’s organizers, “Remake Learning Days ...

24 May

Nature Exploration

The Little Learning Warriors took part in a series of three nature exploration days in Schenley Park and Frick Park. Sponsored by United Way’s Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST), which encompasses a wide range of health-focused practices aimed at getting and ...